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Ed van Vianen, Casa Grande Litigation and Bankruptcy Attorney


Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Fitzgibbons Law Offices
1115 E. Cottonwood Lane
Suite 150
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Edwinus M. van Vianen

Casa Grande, Maricopa, and Pinal County Litigation, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Employment Attorney

For over 20 years, Ed van Vianen has represented clients in Casa Grande, Maricopa, and Pinal County and across Arizona in civil litigation, real estate disputes, bankruptcy, and employment issues.

Ed van Vianen is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, a capacity in which he advised agencies in debt recovery and bankruptcy matters. He is a selectee of Arizona's Finest Lawyers, the American Institute of Legal Counsel's "10 Best Attorneys" for Arizona, and Lawyers of Distinction, and he is a member of the Saint Thomas More Society.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Real Estate Law


Employment Law

Honors and Awards

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

"10 Best Attorneys for Arizona," American Institute of Legal Counsel

Lawyers of Distinction

Recent Practice Highlights

Commercial Litigation  I helped a seed company recover contractual payments owed to it by a grower to which our client had advanced seed. The grower was being bought out by another entity and, during the buyout, my client stood in a long line for payment with numerous other creditors of the grower. We were able to move my client toward the front of the line so that my client could receive full payment before the funds ran out.

Real Estate Litigation  “I defended a leader of a grassroots group of homeowners who had voted in new CC&Rs for her subdivision’s homeowners association. The HOA sought to invalidate the new CC&Rs and sued my client for her activity in getting the new CC&Rs approved. We were successful in convincing the court that the new CC&Rs were valid and that our client had done nothing wrong.

Bankruptcy  “I helped the owners of a popular Casa Grande restaurant, which has been in the community for decades, in reorganizing their personal and business financial affairs through a bankruptcy filing. We were able to streamline my clients’ finances so that the restaurant could retain its workers and continue in business. Not only were my clients very happy, but I too felt rewarded both professionally and personally, as I enjoy the food.

Employment Law  “I helped resolve an employment dispute between family members in a local industrial business who had worked with each other since the business was formed. The dispute threatened to destroy the business and my client’s personal relationship with his relative, with whom my client had gone on weekend trips since childhood. Through numerous conferences, we were successful in facilitating a firm reconciliation, one where my client and his relative could again work with each other and – perhaps more importantly – continue to go on weekend trips together.

Estate Controversy  “We helped an elderly woman recover annuity monies that had been left to her by a relative whom she and her husband had cared for over an extended period of time. The relative’s adult children, who for years had had nothing to do with their parent, sought to claim the monies. We were able to ensure that the relative’s wishes were respected and that the monies were properly directed to our client.”



Easing Financial Distress. Many people who meet with Ed van Vianen regarding their financial issues are meeting with a lawyer for the first time. In this brief video, Ed describes how he listens to their problems, discusses their options, and seeks to ease the stress in their lives.


Professional Memberships

Saint Thomas More Society

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of California

Pinal County Bar Association


Employer Alert: ICE Inspection Notices and Subpoenas” (co-author), May 2018

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” May 2018

Residential Eviction: What Arizona Landlords and Tenants Should Know,” August 2017

Debt Collection Harassment: Know Your Rights,” November 2015

Options for Bankruptcy Relief,” June 2015

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1998

Arizona, 1998

U.S. District Court, District of Southern California, 1992

California, 1992


M.B.A., University of San Diego, 1993

J.D., University of San Diego, 1992

B.A., cum laude, Eastern Michigan University, 1982

Community Service

Knights of Columbus

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


Detroit, Michigan